playdatePlayDate is a new organization coordinating board, card, and parlor game nightlife events in cities across America. The events are targeted as alternate to loud clubs and passive entertainment. Events have been held in Atlanta, Albany, Houston, Seattle, Dallas, Tulsa, Orlando, Detroit, Savannah, Austin, and Nashville, with additional events planned in Miami, NYC, Boston, Cleveland, Las Vegas, and DC.

Some of their events have attracted up to 500 people. Nearly all of the attendees appear to be inner-city African-Americans, although the organizers claim that this is not their intention. If they’re looking for people outside the inner city, maybe they should try changing the hip hop soundtrack that blasts when you’re on their website, which by the way looks like a bit like a gambling portal. (Each city has it’s own website, too.)

What do they play? Dominoes, Spades, Bid Whist, Poker, Scrabble, UNO, Chess, Checkers, Perfection, Trouble, Pictionary, Yahtzee, Backgammon, Taboo, Operation, Chutes and Ladders, Scattergories, Simon, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Battleship, Connect Four, Twister, Rock’em Sock’em Robots, Jenga, Monopoly, Sorry, and Jacks. They also play Musical Chairs, Red-Light-Green-Light, and similar games.

They also run an associated social networking site, Play Date Playground. One of PlayDate’s founders has a profile.